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Thursday, January 26, 2012
San Vicente Blvd. in the 1950s
This image from 1950 or 1951 shows a City truck sprinkling Mesembyantheumum Rosea (ice plant) along the parkway strip on San Vicente Blvd. Included in the shot are the newly planted coral trees (Erythrina Constantian). The truck could use 3,000 gallons of water to water the plantings in 35 minutes.